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Johnny High

Johnny Harold High (Sky)

Position: Point Guard and Shooting Guard ▪ Shoots: Right
Height: 6-3 ▪ Weight: 185 lbs.
Born: April 25, 1957 in Birmingham, Alabama
Died: June 13, 1987
High School: Jones Valley in Birmingham, Alabama
College: University of Nevada, Reno
Draft: Phoenix Suns, 2nd round (2nd pick, 24th overall), 1979 NBA Draft
NBA Debut: October 12, 1979

Other SR Links: College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com

Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1979-80 22 PHO NBA PG 82 1121 144 323 .446 1 7 .143 143 316 .453 120 178 .674 69 104 173 119 71 15 123 172 409
1980-81 23 PHO NBA PG 81 1750 246 576 .427 2 24 .083 244 552 .442 183 264 .693 89 139 228 202 129 26 188 251 677
1981-82 24 Did Not Play
1982-83 25 PHO NBA SG 82 2 1155 100 217 .461 1 5 .200 99 212 .467 63 136 .463 45 105 150 153 85 34 106 205 264
1983-84 26 PHO NBA PG 29 9 512 18 52 .346 0 2 .000 18 50 .360 10 29 .345 16 50 66 51 40 11 38 84 46
Career NBA 274 11 4538 508 1168 .435 4 38 .105 504 1130 .446 376 607 .619 219 398 617 525 325 86 455 712 1396

Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1979-80 22 PHO NBA PG 82 13.7 1.8 3.9 .446 0.0 0.1 .143 1.7 3.9 .453 1.5 2.2 .674 0.8 1.3 2.1 1.5 0.9 0.2 1.5 2.1 5.0
1980-81 23 PHO NBA PG 81 21.6 3.0 7.1 .427 0.0 0.3 .083 3.0 6.8 .442 2.3 3.3 .693 1.1 1.7 2.8 2.5 1.6 0.3 2.3 3.1 8.4
1982-83 25 PHO NBA SG 82 2 14.1 1.2 2.6 .461 0.0 0.1 .200 1.2 2.6 .467 0.8 1.7 .463 0.5 1.3 1.8 1.9 1.0 0.4 1.3 2.5 3.2
1983-84 26 PHO NBA PG 29 9 17.7 0.6 1.8 .346 0.0 0.1 .000 0.6 1.7 .360 0.3 1.0 .345 0.6 1.7 2.3 1.8 1.4 0.4 1.3 2.9 1.6
Career NBA 274 11 16.6 1.9 4.3 .435 0.0 0.1 .105 1.8 4.1 .446 1.4 2.2 .619 0.8 1.5 2.3 1.9 1.2 0.3 1.7 2.6 5.1

Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1979-80 22 PHO NBA PG 82 1121 4.6 10.4 .446 0.0 0.2 .143 4.6 10.1 .453 3.9 5.7 .674 2.2 3.3 5.6 3.8 2.3 0.5 4.0 5.5 13.1
1980-81 23 PHO NBA PG 81 1750 5.1 11.8 .427 0.0 0.5 .083 5.0 11.4 .442 3.8 5.4 .693 1.8 2.9 4.7 4.2 2.7 0.5 3.9 5.2 13.9
1982-83 25 PHO NBA SG 82 2 1155 3.1 6.8 .461 0.0 0.2 .200 3.1 6.6 .467 2.0 4.2 .463 1.4 3.3 4.7 4.8 2.6 1.1 3.3 6.4 8.2
1983-84 26 PHO NBA PG 29 9 512 1.3 3.7 .346 0.0 0.1 .000 1.3 3.5 .360 0.7 2.0 .345 1.1 3.5 4.6 3.6 2.8 0.8 2.7 5.9 3.2
Career NBA 274 11 4538 4.0 9.3 .435 0.0 0.3 .105 4.0 9.0 .446 3.0 4.8 .619 1.7 3.2 4.9 4.2 2.6 0.7 3.6 5.6 11.1

Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1979-80 22 PHO NBA PG 82 1121 5.9 13.2 .446 0.0 0.3 .143 5.8 12.9 .453 4.9 7.3 .674 2.8 4.2 7.1 4.9 2.9 0.6 5.0 7.0 16.7
1980-81 23 PHO NBA PG 81 1750 6.4 15.1 .427 0.1 0.6 .083 6.4 14.5 .442 4.8 6.9 .693 2.3 3.6 6.0 5.3 3.4 0.7 4.9 6.6 17.7
1982-83 25 PHO NBA SG 82 2 1155 4.1 8.9 .461 0.0 0.2 .200 4.1 8.7 .467 2.6 5.6 .463 1.8 4.3 6.1 6.3 3.5 1.4 4.3 8.4 10.8
1983-84 26 PHO NBA PG 29 9 512 1.7 4.8 .346 0.0 0.2 .000 1.7 4.6 .360 0.9 2.7 .345 1.5 4.6 6.1 4.7 3.7 1.0 3.5 7.8 4.3
Career NBA 274 11 4538 5.2 11.9 .435 0.0 0.4 .105 5.1 11.5 .446 3.8 6.2 .619 2.2 4.1 6.3 5.4 3.3 0.9 4.6 7.3 14.3

Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1979-80 22 PHO NBA PG 82 1121 10.1 .510 .447 .551 .022 6.9 10.0 8.5 13.7 2.9 0.7 23.5 18.6 93 102 -0.5 1.6 1.1 .047
1980-81 23 PHO NBA PG 81 1750 10.8 .489 .429 .458 .042 5.7 8.6 7.2 15.0 3.4 0.8 21.4 19.6 93 98 -0.8 3.3 2.5 .069
1982-83 25 PHO NBA SG 82 1155 8.6 .477 .463 .627 .023 4.5 9.6 7.2 16.3 3.5 1.6 27.7 13.5 87 98 -1.0 2.2 1.2 .051
1983-84 26 PHO NBA PG 29 512 4.5 .355 .346 .558 .038 3.6 11.5 7.5 11.1 3.7 1.2 37.0 8.2 71 104 -0.8 0.7 -0.1 -0.008
Career NBA 274 4538 9.4 .486 .437 .520 .033 5.5 9.5 7.5 14.6 3.3 1.1 24.1 16.5 90 100 -3.2 7.9 4.7 .050

Playoffs Totals

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1979-80 22 PHO NBA PG 8 120 12 31 .387 0 2 .000 12 29 .414 8 16 .500 10 15 25 20 6 2 7 20 32
1980-81 23 PHO NBA PG 7 117 14 33 .424 0 0 14 33 .424 9 14 .643 9 10 19 6 6 2 6 24 37
1982-83 25 PHO NBA SG 3 45 5 11 .455 0 1 .000 5 10 .500 0 2 .000 7 3 10 6 3 1 1 7 10
Career NBA 18 282 31 75 .413 0 3 .000 31 72 .431 17 32 .531 26 28 54 32 15 5 14 51 79

Playoffs Per Game

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1979-80 22 PHO NBA PG 8 15.0 1.5 3.9 .387 0.0 0.3 .000 1.5 3.6 .414 1.0 2.0 .500 1.3 1.9 3.1 2.5 0.8 0.3 0.9 2.5 4.0
1980-81 23 PHO NBA PG 7 16.7 2.0 4.7 .424 0.0 0.0 2.0 4.7 .424 1.3 2.0 .643 1.3 1.4 2.7 0.9 0.9 0.3 0.9 3.4 5.3
1982-83 25 PHO NBA SG 3 15.0 1.7 3.7 .455 0.0 0.3 .000 1.7 3.3 .500 0.0 0.7 .000 2.3 1.0 3.3 2.0 1.0 0.3 0.3 2.3 3.3
Career NBA 18 15.7 1.7 4.2 .413 0.0 0.2 .000 1.7 4.0 .431 0.9 1.8 .531 1.4 1.6 3.0 1.8 0.8 0.3 0.8 2.8 4.4

Playoffs Per 36 Minutes

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1979-80 22 PHO NBA PG 8 120 3.6 9.3 .387 0.0 0.6 .000 3.6 8.7 .414 2.4 4.8 .500 3.0 4.5 7.5 6.0 1.8 0.6 2.1 6.0 9.6
1980-81 23 PHO NBA PG 7 117 4.3 10.2 .424 0.0 0.0 4.3 10.2 .424 2.8 4.3 .643 2.8 3.1 5.8 1.8 1.8 0.6 1.8 7.4 11.4
1982-83 25 PHO NBA SG 3 45 4.0 8.8 .455 0.0 0.8 .000 4.0 8.0 .500 0.0 1.6 .000 5.6 2.4 8.0 4.8 2.4 0.8 0.8 5.6 8.0
Career NBA 18 282 4.0 9.6 .413 0.0 0.4 .000 4.0 9.2 .431 2.2 4.1 .531 3.3 3.6 6.9 4.1 1.9 0.6 1.8 6.5 10.1

Playoffs Per 100 Poss

Per possession stats available as of 1973-74 season
Season Age Tm Lg Pos G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% 2P 2PA 2P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS
1979-80 22 PHO NBA PG 8 120 4.8 12.3 .387 0.0 0.8 .000 4.8 11.6 .414 3.2 6.4 .500 4.0 6.0 10.0 8.0 2.4 0.8 2.8 8.0 12.7
1980-81 23 PHO NBA PG 7 117 6.3 14.7 .424 0.0 0.0 6.3 14.7 .424 4.0 6.3 .643 4.0 4.5 8.5 2.7 2.7 0.9 2.7 10.7 16.5
1982-83 25 PHO NBA SG 3 45 5.2 11.5 .455 0.0 1.0 .000 5.2 10.5 .500 0.0 2.1 .000 7.3 3.1 10.5 6.3 3.1 1.0 1.0 7.3 10.5
Career NBA 18 282 5.4 13.2 .413 0.0 0.5 .000 5.4 12.6 .431 3.0 5.6 .531 4.6 4.9 9.5 5.6 2.6 0.9 2.5 8.9 13.9

Playoffs Advanced

Season Age Tm Lg Pos G MP PER TS% eFG% FTr 3PAr ORB% DRB% TRB% AST% STL% BLK% TOV% USG% ORtg DRtg OWS DWS WS WS/48
1979-80 22 PHO NBA PG 8 120 11.2 .421 .387 .516 .065 9.2 13.5 11.4 20.4 2.4 0.9 15.5 15.5 98 107 0.0 0.1 0.1 .045
1980-81 23 PHO NBA PG 7 117 10.4 .472 .424 .424 .000 8.9 9.2 9.0 8.1 2.7 1.1 13.3 17.1 100 96 0.0 0.3 0.3 .121
1982-83 25 PHO NBA SG 3 45 13.6 .421 .455 .182 .091 15.2 7.3 11.5 16.5 3.1 1.2 7.8 11.3 112 106 0.1 0.0 0.1 .102
Career NBA 18 282 11.3 .443 .413 .427 .040 10.0 10.7 10.4 14.7 2.6 1.0 13.6 15.4 101 102 0.1 0.4 0.5 .086

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2013-14)
Thru 4 Years Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Johnny High 2.5 1.2 1.1 -0.1
Brandon Knight 92.0 2.8 1.3 1.1
Kirk Snyder 88.0 2.2 1.4 1.1 -0.2
Steven Kramer 83.7 1.9 1.2 1.1
Nick Young 83.1 2.8 1.4 1.2 0.4
Bo Lamar 82.9 2.5 1.5 1.0 0.5
Keith Bogans 82.5 2.3 1.7 1.3 0.1
Donnie Butcher 82.3 1.9 1.2 1.1 -0.3
Kenny Higgs 82.2 2.2 1.5 1.0
Courtney Alexander 82.2 2.2 1.1 0.8
Dirk Minniefield 81.8 1.9 1.1 1.1
Career Win Shares (Best to Worst)
Player Sim 1 2 3 4
Johnny High 2.5 1.2 1.1 -0.1
Brandon Knight 92.0 2.8 1.3 1.1
Kirk Snyder 88.0 2.2 1.4 1.1 -0.2
Steven Kramer 83.7 1.9 1.2 1.1
Bo Lamar 82.9 2.5 1.5 1.0 0.5
Kenny Higgs 82.2 2.2 1.5 1.0
Courtney Alexander 82.2 2.2 1.1 0.8
Dirk Minniefield 81.8 1.9 1.1 1.1
Harold Ellis 79.9 2.8 0.9 0.9
Tom Garrick 79.7 2.5 1.8 1.4 0.2
Alec Burks 79.4 3.2 1.5 1.0

College

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Totals Shooting Per Game
Season Age College G MP FG FGA 3P 3PA FT FTA ORB TRB AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS FG% 3P% FT% MP PTS TRB AST
1977-78 20 NEVADA 27 974 187 411 95 146 143 469 .455 .651 36.1 17.4 5.3
1978-79 21 NEVADA 27 927 169 387 96 136 117 434 .437 .706 34.3 16.1 4.3
Career 54 1901 356 798 191 282 260 903 .446 .677 35.2 16.7 4.8

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Games
1979-80 NBA 82 (2)
1982-83 NBA 82 (2)

Steal Pct
1980-81 NBA 3.4 (7)

Defensive Rating
1980-81 NBA 98.4 (8)

Transactions

October 11, 1978: Traded by the Boston Celtics (as a future 1979 2nd round draft pick) to the Phoenix Suns for Dennis Awtrey.

June 25, 1979: Drafted by the Phoenix Suns in the 2nd round (24th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

September 30, 1981: Traded by the Phoenix Suns to the Chicago Bulls for a 1983 3rd round draft pick (Winfred King was later selected).

December 19, 1983: Waived by the Phoenix Suns.

January 11, 1984: Signed the first of two 10-day contracts with the Phoenix Suns.

February 1, 1984: Waived by the Phoenix Suns.

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